It is weird, I used to live and work in Poole (where Lush is made), but I’ve never really bought anything from there! As a treat for surviving a long week I went to town and bought myself some Lush goodies.
The girl in Lush was lovely, she was really nice and covered in glitter! She showed me some nice things and I ended up buying two bath ballistics, a scrub bar and a shower scrub.
Rub Rub Rub - A blue, shower gel/salt scrub that comes in a black pot. I love this, I like scrubs and this is half shower gel, half scrub. It is lemony and when you wash it off it feels like an oil and leaves your skin all soft and smooth. I will definitely buy this again. It is also less scratchy than a sugar scrub, so would suit almost everyone. I didn’t try this as a shampoo as I have bright coloured hair that I’d like to keep coloured! I’m not sure what a scrub shampoo would be like, a bit weird I assume, salty dandruff.
Lush says – Sea salt shower scrub Rub Rub Rub is a bit of a variation on the normal shower gel. Sea salt is gently exfoliating, extra cleansing and mineral rich. This new blue scrub is startlingly refreshing, with a dash of lemon juice and the tropical scent of mimosa blossom. Smooth it all over your body; you can even use it as a shampoo.
Sugar Babe – A sugar scrub with a coconut oil centre. There are lots of reviews about this being painful to use and that it melts in the shower. It is a very fragile bar, I slightly squished it to test how soft it was and put my thumb right through it! I made it into a paste before using it. I had just finished a scrub from Waitrose that came in a glass jar. So I crumbled the bar up and added a really tiny amount of water, probably a tablespoon full. I then just stirred it together with my finger and made sure the coconut oil that was in the middle was all mixed in. It ended up a lovely pale pink colour. It has a lovely sweet smell and if you mash it up into a paste it lasts 4+ washes. If you don’t like rough scrubs, this may be one to avoid. If you don’t mind, this is probably the best scrub you’ve ever used for so little money! :)
Lush says – Sugar Babe is a gentle alternative to the intensity of Sugar Scrub. It’s a mix of sodium bicarbonate and cream of tartar, which makes it sound more like a cake than a cosmetic, and moisturising coconut oil.
Twilight Bath Ballistic - A purple, lavender bath bomb with a blue centre. My first bath bomb! It was lovely, I didn’t take any pictures, but it made the water all purple, then the blue fizzed out from the centre and left a purple and swirly blue bath with a few bits of glitter as well, but not too many, you don’t end up covered in sparkles. It was lovely, smelt really nice, and made my skin really soft. I wanted to go to sleep afterwards! :) I didn’t take a picture as I’m clumsy and phone+bath water+me= disaster!
Lush says -Twilight softens your entire body, and it even twinkles like starlight as the glitter is released. When it fizzes, the shift from pink to indigo looks like the sun setting in the night sky. It’s the most relaxing bath-time treat yet and will transform you from Edward Sullen to a human being again.
Dragons Egg Bath Ballistic – A white bath bomb with a gold centre. The lovely girl in Lush showed me it makes the water full of lovely gold glitter. When I put mine in the bath it broke in two and the white half bobbed around in the water and the gold bit fizzed around and made the water all orange/gold. The centre of the orange bit had a cube of fizzy gold glitter which filled the water with lots of gold sparkles. It smells great too, like lemon sherbet! It left my skin lovely and soft and I had the odd sprinkle of gold glitter all over when I got out the bath. I really liked this, but you have to distract yourself from the fact you are sat in pee coloured water, it looks like the dragon egg hatched and the baby dragon had an accident! :S It’s lovely apart from that!
Lush says – As you bathe in the whirlpool of vibrant, fiery colour and inhale the refreshing sherbet scent of lemon and bergamot, you’ll feel like you’re up and away on the back of your own dragon. Popping candy pops around you, glitter swirls in shimmering circles and your bath becomes the birthing ground of a baby dragon. Well, in a way. When you drop these eggs into the water, they crack open to reveal plumes of orange fizz that look like a baby dragon breathing fire as it hatches into the world.
A successful first Lush haul! I have been back once since then and I have some of the Christmas range to review. I am currently loving the smell of Snow Fairy!